The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) has opened applications for its 2013 Diversity Awards Program.

The AHRI diversity awards are in their second year, and acknowledge the growing focus on the importance of diversity in Australian organisations.

The AHRI Diversity Awards recognise both the outstanding individuals and organisations that have demonstrated excellence in the contributions that they have made to their business and the HR profession, specifically in the area of diversity.

Some award categories include: Diversity Champion CEO; Inclusive Workplace of the Year; Sir Ken Robinsons Award for Workplace Flexibility; Gender Equity in the Workplace; Indigenous Employment; and Age Diversity in the Workplace.

The awards are open to both AHRI members and non-members, with applications closing 15 February 2013. For further information about the awards, and how to apply click here.